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Flood Watch Issued for Twin Cities Metro: MN Weather

TWIN CITIES, MN – A flood warning was issued early this week for the Twin Cities metro area and parts to the north.

“Multiple rounds of additional rainfall on top of already wet soils has the potential to result in isolated to widespread flooding, with both area flooding and flash flooding possible,” the National Weather Service said.

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“The most concerning round of precipitation will arrive later in the day on Monday, with a focus around and northwest of the Twin Cities. Training thunderstorms could lead to locally higher amounts and an increased risk of flash flooding. Scattered showers and storms continue through Tuesday before tapering off Tuesday night.”

Here is the specific NWS forecast of Minneapolis-St. Paul airport:

Monday: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm mainly before 4pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4pm. Some storms can cause heavy rainfall. High near 78. North-northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east-southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between one-half and three-quarters of an inch are possible.

Monday night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4 a.m. Some storms can cause heavy rainfall. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. East wind 6 to 15 mph, turning south after midnight. Wind gusts of up to 30 km/h can occur. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high of almost 86 km/h. Windy, with a southerly wind of 25 to 30 km/h, with gusts up to 35 km/h. New rainfall amounts will be between four and a quarter inches, except higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am, then a chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4am. Low around 65. South-southwest wind 10 to 25 mph, turning west after midnight. Wind gusts of up to 25 km/h can occur. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between three-quarters and one centimeter are possible.

Wednesday: Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 76. Northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts less than one-tenth of an inch, except higher amounts are possible with thunderstorms.

Wednesday night: 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New rainfall amounts will be between four and a quarter inches, except higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a high near 78. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday night: 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: Chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 84. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms possible. Partly cloudy, with a low near 70. South southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday: Chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Partly cloudy, with a high near 85. South-southwest wind 6 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday night: 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 66. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwesterly after midnight.

Sunday: 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80 degrees. Northwest wind 10 to 25 km/hour.